Annington Trust supports SSAFA’s Short Break’s Programme

Annington Trust supports SSAFA’s Short Breaks Programme

24 May 2017

Annington Trust supports SSAFA’s Short Breaks Programme

We are delighted to announce that the Annington Trust has awarded a grant of £16,500 over 3 years toward SSAFA’s Siblings and Young Carers Break, one of two breaks offered to serving families through SSAFA’s Short Breaks Programme.

This break offer recreational activities and a respite break to young people who are siblings of a child of a parent with an additional need or disability.  Children have the opportunity to take part in new and exciting activities such as horse riding, kayaking, biking, sailing, archery, caving and abseiling. They also develop social skills, increase their self-confidence and derive a sense of achievement and well-being. 

Participants share experiences and gain mutual support from each other in a safe and supportive environment facilitated by our expert in-house team of qualified social workers and health staff and specially trained volunteers. 

Making a difference to serving families

Tegan Jones, Director of Fundraising at SSAFA, said:  

 “Annington Trust’s generous support will allow SSAFA to further support siblings and young carers who do a great job of helping their families. It is important for them to have a fun, relaxing trip to look forward to and to know that their hard work has earned them such an experience. We hope to continue helping as many siblings and young carers as we can over the coming years. ”

Elizabeth Filkin, Chair of the Annington Trust said,

“The Annington Trust is delighted to support this worthy cause,”  commented Elizabeth Filkin Chair of The Annington Trust.  “The Trustees are always keen to support initiatives where beneficiaries are children and young people living within the Service Community and were unanimous in wanting to assist with this project. “SSAFA’s Short Breaks programme - like The Annington Challenge run in conjunction with the Outward Bound Trust - focuses on building self-confidence and helping youngsters gain a real sense of achievement.  We wish all participants all the very best for what looks like a great week.”   

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